Brix Challenge 2019

The sixth annual Brix Challenge is kicking off to raise funds for the Humane Society of McDonough County. Due to the tremendous community support of the Brix Challenge over $57,000 has been raised over the past five years to help animals in need in McDonough County.  That’s amazing.   Once again Chris has promised to match $1,000.00 in donations to the HSMC that are received between now and October 31, 2019.  No donation is too small.  Every dollar donated impacts an animal’s life.  We hope this year’s Brix Challenge will be the most successful yet. 

The money needed to help animals in our community on an ongoing basis is substantial.  The HSMC is committed to provide services for animals in need on a daily basis, addressing these needs through many ongoing programs and projects.  Your contribution to this year’s Brix Challenge will directly support the HSMC’s ongoing initiatives.  A few of those include:

  • Promoting adoption of cats and dogs at the McDonough County Animal Shelter;
  • Rescuing and fostering those animals that don’t get adopted from the Shelter;
  • Reducing pet overpopulation via spay/neuter programs;
  • Continuing enhancements for the comfort of the animals at the animal shelter;
  • Providing medical care to Shelter and County animals in need; and
  • Helping pet owners who are struggling to keep their pets at home via the Pet Food Pantry

The HSMC is a 100% volunteer, State of Illinois not-for-profit organization and a qualified 501 (c) (3) charitable organization, supported entirely on donations and gifts. While much of our work supports the McDonough County Animal Shelter and the animals there, we function as a separate entity from the county animal shelter.  Our various efforts to help animals in need require a substantial ongoing revenue streamwhether those animals are at the county animal shelter waiting for a forever home, living with their families, or are in need for another reasonWe value our partnership with the community members of McDonough County and the support demonstrated by its citizens during our various fund-raising efforts.  We are committed to furthering our vision to provide humane care and treatment for all cats and dogs in the county, and need continued financial support to do so.  Your generosity counts so much!

Tax-deductible donations to may be sent to:

The Brix Challenge 2019
Humane Society of McDonough County
PO Box 7
Macomb, IL 61455

Or by using the PayPal option on the Humane Society website at

Your support of the “Brix Challenge” 2019 is a wonderful way to be a part of the hard work of the Humane Society of McDonough County.  We hope you will “join the challenge” and make a difference in the lives of many animals in need.

Wine, Whiskers, Whimsey 2019

Saturday, June 8th, 2019
5-8 p.m.
American Legion Post #6
221 E.WashingtonSt.
Macomb, IL 61455

Join us for this year’s Wine Whiskers & Whimsey on Saturday, June 8 for wine, hors d’oeuvres, a silent auction, and entertainment by the Polytones.

All proceeds benefit the community’s cats and dogs in need through HSMC programs.

Tickets are $25 ($30 at the door) and may  be purchased online or by contacting Max Kreps by email:

Art and Craft Show

Saturday, May 18
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
The American Legion
221 East Washington, Macomb, Illinois

The HSMC invites you to join us for our first Art and Craft Show to raise funds toward a new animal shelter.

Over twenty local crafters will be in attendance and each have donated a unique item for a silent auction. Sandwiches, chips, and beverages will be available for purchase.

Please contact Sue Adams by email:

Brix Challenge 2018

For the fifth year in a row Chris Brix is challenging this community in another fundraising event for the Humane Society of McDonough County. He has once again generously promised to match $1,000.00 in donations to the HSMC that are received between now and October 31, 2018.

Any amount you may choose to donate toward this challenge will be greatly appreciated.  All money received will support the important initiatives of the HSMC and will directly help animals in need in McDonough County.

Tax deductible donations may be given using Paypal on our donation web page or mailed to:

The Brix Challenge
Humane Society of McDonough County
PO Box 7
Macomb, IL 61455

Thank you for your consideration in supporting the Brix Challenge 2018!

10th Annual Kris Moore Memorial Gimme Shelter Golf Tournament at Gold Hills

Lee Trotter and his band of merry pranksters have once again organized the 10th Annual Kris Moore Gimme Shelter Golf Tournament.

Sunday, August 26th, 2018
8:30 a.m.
Gold Hills

All proceeds will support the Humane Society of McDonough County Programs.

This is a wonderful event in honor of a great man, Kris Moore, who was a long-time HSMC member and volunteer. We hope to see you there! Please forward to anyone you know interested in playing.

Danny Torrance at Gold Hills has asked a favor….To make things easier that morning please call Gold Hills (309-837-2930) to let them know that you will be playing and if possible identify your Team Captain. This will help expedite the process of assigning scorecards, cart borrowing, and teeing off on time.

Please help with any prizes you can help with and let me know who is on your teams. Twosomes are fine as well. Please let me know soon. The Moore Family and I love to hold this event just to see all you guys again; and share a cocktail or story or two. Pass this along to anyone who liked Kris, the Humane Society, or some rough customers usually hitting from the rough. I look forward to seeing you there!! RSVP to Me or Jeff Moore at Jeff Moore (